People drive from all over the Charlotte area to enjoy the many restaurants, music and events going on in Southend year around. Music venues include Tremont Music Hall, Amos’s Southend and Apostrophe Lounge.

Artists and art admirers alike enjoy exploring the many art galleries in Southend, such as the Charlotte Art League Gallery and Studios, Lark and Key Gallery, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Orange Banana Art and numerous other galleries of varying mediums.

For green space, Southend residents can enjoy close-by Marion Diehl Park, which features a playground, aquatic center and community center as well as Renaissance Park with its always-popular public golf course. Both parks are located off Tyvola Road. The Sugar Creek Greenway is also nearby.